Cinema Aesthetic: Bonnie and Clyde

December 9, 2008


It’s baaacccckk! Cinema Aesthetic has been on hiatus for way too long
**This is a series on stylealchemy, titled Cinema Aesthetic, which explores the importance of wardrobe and set design within film (mostly) but may include music video and television**

Okay, so a couple of weeks ago, I saw Bonnie and Clyde in the movie theater and it got me thinking about our recession and the idea of a new depression and how that would affect our wardrobe. While sitting in the theater watching Bonnie and Clyde rob bank after bank I couldn’t help but be drawn to Bonnie’s style.

Costume designer Theadora Van Runkle did an amazing job of creating a defining look for both Bonnie and Clyde. Berets, neckchiefs, slim sweaters and mid-length skirts that hit the calf all lend a romantic image of these criminals. Simply put, these are some elegant-looking bank robbers.

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Bonnie and Clyde on stylealchemy

Bonnie and Clyde on stylealchemy

Bonnie and Clyde on stylealchemy

Bonnie and Clyde on stylealchemy

Bonnie on stylealchemy

Here is the original trailer for the movie:

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    2 Comments
      Jennine Dec 10, 2008

      faye dunaway is probably one of the most beautiful women who ever lived…

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      Haley Feb 12, 2009

      Faye Dunaway will always be the best Bonnie in my mind. Screw Hillary Duff, she sucks. She wont ever be able to create the harshness that Faye had that was also so sensually delightful.

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